Author(s): Zayat M, GarciaParejo P, Levy D
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Abstract One of the most important drawbacks of classical and new advanced functional materials for applications outdoors, or in environments with high UV irradiation, is the light induced damage that reduces drastically their effective operation lifetime or durability. This makes protecting light sensitive materials against UV irradiation a nowadays important technological demand in almost every industrial field. This tutorial review incorporates the main aspects of UV damage to materials and describes the recently developed highly effective thin UV-protective coatings, based on UV-absorber molecules entrapped in a Sol-Gel derived ormosil matrix.
This article was published in Chem Soc Rev
and referenced in Chemical Sciences Journal